"The mouth of the righteous is a
fountain of life, but the mouth of the
wicked conceals violence. Death and
Destruction lie open before the Lord - how
much more the hearts of men!"
- Proverbs 10:11 and 15:11
"Step out of line, the man come and take
- Last line of verse in Buffalo
Springfield's "For What It's Worth"
An entirely new smattering of terms highlight the
deleterious effects of the spreading culture war,
and it is fascinating that so few really look
carefully at the deep meaning of those terms or the
underlying purposes of those who use them.
I could address some dozen or so prominent ones, but
here are a few.
"Gender binary" means you are someone who believes
there are only two genders, male and female
that's it, just those two, each precisely
matching one's biological sex irrespective of what
weird reversal he or she concocts.
Because this offends so many the term may very well
be used to
denigrate those individuals
— so backwards in their thinking, shameful. Interesting, when
someone blurts it to try to rationalize gender
"fluidity" (there's another one), even if they do so
in the most well-meaning way, aren't they committing
a microaggression against those who have a firm
grasp of reality? (Ahem, yeah, excuse me,
microaggression there too, I confess.)
"Dog whistle" means even though you say something that the
general population takes reasonably literally,
to your cohorts in crime
— always angry, older, white, American males — you
are signaling something nefarious only they grasp.
Example: when an older white male says "Racism is
indeed a pretty ugly thing", it really means "All of
us racist sexist bigoted Nazi males should really
get going with our Final Solution extermination
program." Indeed preposterous, but
it is precisely what many Millennials immersed in the
progressivist movement firmly believe.
One of my favorites is "woke". As in,
"Awright, looks like you've woke to
the truth about ___ " (Fill in the blank with any
wretchedly revolutionary idea: that people should celebrate
giving vent to their sexual immorality, that other
people's wealth must be confiscated so irresponsible
people may be rescued, that women's health means
murdering their pre-born babies...) There are more
items to be "woke" about, but that's the
idea anyway, that's really what the
use of the word is for. Reaching the new
enlightened state earns you great plaudits from
everyone who fancy themselves the properly righteous
mandarins of the day.
I truly believe many reasonably smart people easily
see how these nouveau praetors are just working the
System to propel the desired narrative, laboring to
convince detractors that since there is really no
God and therefore no religious basis for any
morality, hopping on the carriage behind the
marauding humanist locomotive is really your
best call here.
I mean, really, if you don't, well, you're a...
— you know all the punitive epithets.
The question is, how far will the "discipline" go?
Sadly, even the smartest among us still just don't
I've recently been reading a fine book about the
present-day elements of the
campaign to infiltrate people hearts and minds
called The Smear, and it is written by the
bravely enterprising journalist Sharyl Attkisson.
She gets into the details of how powerful people in
powerful groups govern your considerations of
The problem is she gets so into the minutiae that she
misses the main idea, telling us nothing except the
ways some people currently jerk us around with whatever
public relations exploitation they can muster.
Didn't we already learn this from Edward Bernays
and so many others years ago? Why are we
still refusing to pay attention?
Attkisson essentially concludes with nothing other than the
standard, "It's about freedom of the press!"
How weak is that "Bottom line it's about freedom of ___"
argument. Please. Just being able to report things is
one thing, what about whether or not a thing
reported or spoken or shared or exposed or believed
or practiced is
actually righteous or not, and what is the
standard to determine that?
Is Attkisson willing to go to the mat for God as
that transcendent standard?
One of her most profound insights came in a piece she wrote
for The Hill in relation to her book:
[Journalists] are willing repositories for
all kinds of narratives. We report
— as if news — press releases from the government,
corporations, special interests or nonprofits (that
are often undisclosed fronts for political and
business interests). They influence us with help
from public relations groups, law firms, super PACs,
'big data analysis' companies, think tanks,
nonprofits, and LLCs. They pay 'journalists' to
write their 'news stories' and then have them
published on partner blogs and quasi-news sites,
where they get circulated on social media and picked
up in the mainstream. Whether through ignorance or
turning a blind eye, we're not asking the questions
we ought to be asking about the forces generating
Um, "the forces generating..." Did you
Here's the key question. Is Attkisson further
willing to look at who is originating the material
upon which that news is based? Will she
look and discover that the narrative's production
crew is indeed the militant arm
of the Roman Catholic Church, fulfilling its sworn
duty as the Agency of Cain through the ages by way
of highest academia and widest media to mess with
the hearts and minds of people who refuse to devour Scripture and appropriate the Only Protection from
Or will she shrug, sneer, and do what most everyone
else does: ironically but most gleefully joining the
people she excoriates in declaring that any such
talk is just "conspiracy theory foolishness"?
Please don't get me wrong.
I'm great with the law. I'm even great with Cain's
legacy and its modus operandi
because God put it there to administer a law I need
to keep my wayward tendencies in line even as much
as it is directed by Rome and the law itself is the
"power of sin" (1 Cor. 15:56) "made... for
lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful..."
(1 Tim. 1:9)
This is why so many committed evangelicals are
caught up in the anti-progressivism wave, they know
that the accelerating humanist movement
rejecting God has also rejected the law, the law that
— for the truly observant awakens one to the
reality of his or her own condition. It's nasty to confront one's sin!
So yeah, that's too hard. Eeyew. Let's just do away
with the law itself.
Notice how it seems all the protest movements in
favor of racialism and socialism and sexualism are
really just expressions of anarchy. It doesn't even
have to be the screeching radical with the
fashionably torn clothing and pithy banner. It is just as easily milquetoast
churchgoers who've allowed their assembly to be
infected by the World dogma.
"I'm a good person!" the modern anarchist says, "The
law doesn't really apply to me because I'm fighting
for blacks and gays and women I'M THE ONE WHO IS
GOOD!" Never mind that they are merely
the autocratic precepts of the reigning social
Liberal blogger Freddie deBoer realized as
much in his Medium.com piece "Planet of Cops":
The woke world is a world of snitches, informants,
rats. Go to a space concerned with social justice
and what will you find? Endless surveillance.
Everybody is to be judged. Everyone is under
suspicion. Everything you say is to be scoured over,
picked over, analyzed for any possible offense...
You search and search for someone Bad doing Bad
Things... digging deeper and deeper to find out
who's Good and who's Bad. I wonder why people run
away from establishment progressivism in droves.
Wow. What an indictment, quite the honest
Doing Caesar's dirty work while spurning his
authority. How magnificently Jesuitic.
Recently the august evangelical organization D.
James Kennedy Ministries filed a
defamation suit against the Southern Poverty Law Center
for placing DJKM on its list of recognized hate
groups. Yes the ministry does unabashedly declare homosexual activity a
moral crime, but they do so because they are speaking
the truth about righteousness.
Thing is, if the SPLC puts DJKM on its "Hate Group
List" or whatever official title it has, then isn't
the SPLC a hater and subject to its own standards?
There you go.
Haters hating haters. I hate you so I'm gonna
blacklist you, whaddya thinka THAT? Wull I'm just
going to sick Caesar on you, you defamer you. Wull
no wait WE'RE the official hate registrars, Caesar's
on OUR side, WE don't hate but YOU do. No YOU'RE the
real haters. Wull
I'm just gonna...
The question really isn't freedom of speech or
freedom of press or freedom of religion or any of
that. Caesar loves to be seen as the arbiter of such
sublimely revered activity.
The culture war still gains steam and people's
souls are lost.
The question is how much you know God already knows. He already sees
that each of us is a major-league asshole in need of
some rescue from the hate wherever it is.
This is why that wisely committed evangelical
doesn't stop at "I really do like the law", because
again, he or she is under its condemnation just
as much. This is why Christ is the only one
from whom to seek salvation. He's it, there is no
Don't believe in God? Consider Christ an
absurd fairy tale character? Think those who comprehend the
reality of System machinations just tin foil hat
wearing numbskulls? Go ahead and keep treading
water with your groveling cohorts in your muddled rally for your
feeble crusade, all
arranged by people whose job it is
to get you enraged. You may thrill to being right
smack in the middle of the extravagantly animated
rebellion against the imperialist fascist
kleptocracy, but you're just a toy. It isn't that
the substance of your passions is entirely
unjustified, it's just you'll never get
anywhere close to those administering the game.
They'd be chortling at you if you were even mildly
amusing, but really
— they're just doing their jobs. Ho-hum.
Everything you have in your brain is there because
either a Jesuit put it there or people
authentically respecting Scripture did. You're
either a World System devotee or a willing subject
of the Kingdom's King. System operatives like it
when you believe the camps are merely the
liberals and conservatives or the Democrats and
Republicans or the vibrant enlightened youth and evil
The culture war today is merely one group of
Catholicists raging against another group. This is
the System with its myriad malformations, a few of
which are regularly showcased on the evening news. It's such
Over there, however, no, no
— turn around
— over there but closer than you
think, is the Kingdom, with Christ holding out His
nail-scarred hands to the most entrenched World
devotees. After a follower of Christ tells them about
Him, shares with them His name, His very essence,
Grace and Truth
will do one of three things. Ultimately it is only
one of these three things:
1. Leave you alone with no idea what you're
2. Murder you on behalf of the cause.
3. Inquire further
because they genuinely want to understand more.
The saddest of them all is No. 1, and it
happens so frequently because like Cain, out of the
presence of God, they just don't even have the
slightest idea. They think they're all-that with all
the hifalutin sounding things they're programmed to say and shout and
rail on and on about.
Maybe, just maybe when a follower of Christ who
understands, who knows God, who is kind, just,
— thrills in what delights God (Jer. 9:24),
just maybe they will get the chance to sit down to
dinner and converse...
I have to add this in closing. I can't
think of another more woke thing than for one to
profoundly recognize the breadth of his or her sin
and the expanse of his or her place in Hell. You may
be cuffed and hauled away from the protest, but
shouldn't you be thinking about where you might be
taken for eternity?
We've been watching the first season's episodes of
Stranger Things, an acclaimed horror
Netflix series that has a depiction of Hell that
looks pretty spot-on. They call it the "Upside
Down", because it is likened to the backside of the
Dungeons and Dragons game board. If you haven't seen
the show, you really
don't want to be in the Upside Down. It is a
thoroughly ghastly place, gruesomely dark and
dank and grotesque. Rotting flesh-webs coat
everything and sulfuric ash billows everywhere.
Large worms crawl from corpse's mouths, giving new
meaning to the biblical description "Where the worm
does not die..."
It is inhabited by hideous creatures dwelling in the
shadows who marinate their captives before slowly
[Spoiler Alert!] In the last episode a cop and the
mother of a boy dragged into the Upside Down bravely
venture there to rescue the boy. Yeah, yeah, I know
— you too
can't help but see the analogy.
It's pretty much what Jesus does.
Hell is pretty much right here also
— all the robust System institutions with
their blaring megaphones jabbering how perfectly
fine it is to revel in our wickedness. You don't
have to be a genius to get it, really
— it's just the genuine follower of Christ
has realized it all too well.
They also know of Grace and Truth.
In church this past Sunday we worshipped with a Phil Wickham song, I don't know if it's been around
but it was new to me.
"Your Love Awakens Me".
The song speaks of darkness, chains, the grave
— huh, what kind of viscerally enriching song has
that stuff in it. Thing is after
every mention is
The Love That Is Greater.
Talk about being woke.
"Death and Destruction" in the first
opening tease quote are real places,
Sheol and Abaddon, locations where the
dead reside forever. There is no
question this is Hell, but the proper
references may not mean much unless
rendered this way. Note how much more
the things of Hell reside in the human
A key word in the line from "For What
It's Worth" in the other opening tease
quote shows up in the lyrics files as
"men", but it really sounds like Stephen
Stills sings "man".
The image opening this piece is that of
recent presidential candidate Bernie
Sanders, beloved in the progressivism
faction as leading the charge to
persecute people using bastardizations
of the language.
That song by Phil Wickham is indeed
titled "Your Love Awakens Me". A line in
the song is "Your love is greater".
This recent home page piece gets
into the truth about the things people
say and the impact those words have.
What emerges from one's mouth is truly
either life or death. Read
Proverbs for much more.
Here's my recent piece with more on
the New York Times as a primary conduit
for the System's smear operation.
Here's a blog post with more about
The way churches are emasculated as
vibrant expositories of God's word, His
power, and His love is
At the cost of tremendous brevity,
here is a
succinct explanation of how the Roman
Catholic Church pretty much runs the
World System that controls the
thinking of so many.
How did God put Cain in charge? You can
read all about it in the
fourth chapter of Genesis.
Here's a bit
more on his legacy.
Some thoughts about Grace
And Truth are